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enforcement official briefed on the investigation tells cnn police and the fbi have discovered a package in the university of colorado mail room that appears to have been mailed by the suspected shooter, james holmes. cnn's ed lavandera is in aurora for us. ed, what do we know about this package? >> reporter: well, we're still trying to gather information on what exactly is inside that package, wolf. but as you mentioned that law enforcement official telling cnn that on monday police and fbi discovered a package that was apparent apparently sent by james holmes, the 24-year-old suspected gunman. now it's unclear obviously if this package was indeed sent by him, it was clearly sent before he was taken into custody. it arrived at some point on monday at the university mail room. we've also been told by hospital officials over the last couple of days this is something we've been monitoring for some time that there were two packages that were suspicious and were being looked into, one found in the mail room and also one that was actually delivered to a university professor. so we've been try
from her home at gunpoint. cnn's lisa sylvester's working the story for us. what happened here, lisa? >> hi there, wolf. what we know is this all started about 7:00, 8:00 yesterday morning when a man apparently approached and went to violet ripken's house and abducted her at gunpoint. he then according to authorities spent most of the day driving around in her car throughout central maryland. and it was only until around 8:30 last night when there was a citizen in the neighboring county, in baltimore county, who saw a suspicious vehicle. he called it in to county authorities. and at that point it was that tip that eventually led to violet ripken being found this morning unharmed back near her house in aberdeen. she was however bound. authorities at this point are not clear what the motive is in all of this. they do say though that her credit cards have been used, but there was no apparent ransom that was discussed. a ransom never came up at all. we have more information now from the police chief here at aberdeen. >> he was driving her vehicle, which was a silver lincoln continental.
and assault rifles. cnn's ivan watson actually crossed into northern syria and spoke with the rebels who vowed to fight to the death to overthrow assad. >> translator: a father stained with the blood of his son. this is the blood of a martyr, he yells. of a hero, his blood is pure. mad grief and pride from a man who just learned his son died in battle. he was only 22 years old, a defector from the syrian military. he died tuesday morning fighting for the rebel free syrian army. he is the fourth man from this small hill top village to be killed battling the government. a fellow fighter brought rashid home to be buried and said he was shot in the syrian city of aleppo. a helicopter killed your friend today. >> yes. >> reporter: on a roof top. on top of a building. >> yes. >> reporter: what began 17 months ago as a peaceful protest movement has morphed into a full-fledged armed insurgency composed of defector soldiers as well as students, shopkeepers, real estate agents, and even members of president bashar al assad's ruling baath party. you were in the baath party before. >> yeah. >> reporter: f
a very sick teenager may be allowed to die. but first, this just in to cnn. a greek athlete has been booted from the olympic games for a racist tweet. let's go straight to london. zane, you just told me this happened. we got you up top. what did it say? who are we talking about? >> reporter: hi, kyra. this is the first olympic casualty. she is a champion triple jumper from greece voula papachristo and is believed to have said on twitter, with so many africans in greece at least the west nile mosquito will eat home made food. the reaction to that was very quick and very angry. her tweet was deleted. she apologized shortly after that on her facebook page saying she was really sorry for her tasteless comment and that i respect all people and all races. she went on to say she really believes in the values and meaning of the olympics. now, this athlete is only 23 years old. this was to be her first ever olympic games. she is not even here yet, kyra. she was in athens on her way to london in the next couple days but was booted out almost instantly from the team after she posted that tweet.
right now with "cnn newsroom." >>> happening right now, overnight protests turning violent. store windows smashed, after a police officer apparently shot an unarmed man. >>> and a medical mystery as hepatitis c has an outbreak. the lab tech suspected of starting it all now in custody. >>> chilling and terrifying. new video surfacing of an attack six years ago. a 6,000 pound killer whale at sea world attacks his trainer and pulling him underwater for 15 minutes. >>> secret no longer. brand-new information this morning on what we will see during the olympics opening ceremonies friday night. details leaking out from london. two early hints, james bond and harry potter. >>> "newsroom" begins right now. >>> and good morning to you. i'm carol costello. thanks for being with us. we begin with a single stor that captures both the heartbreak and the hope of the shooting rampage in colorado. this morning, americans are rallying to help this man, shooting victim caleb medley. he is in critical condition right now with gunshot wounds to his head, but that's only part of the story. he is also
.com/help. you can find that link on my blog website as well, that's cnn.com/newsroom. click on the tab with my name. you can make a donation. i think they are already up to, what, $195,000. their goal is $500,000. caleb's medical bills could top $2 million. >>> in the meantime, survivors of the shooting spree received a surprise visit from the actor who was on the screen at the time of the shooting spree. christian bale met with the victims and their families and visited a memorial for those killed. >> it really showed his humanity and that he does care about people. and he cares about his fans. >> it was not a canned speech. it was nothing hollywood. he was the human being christian bale. >> with more, let's head to aurora and cnn's jim spellman. good morning. >> reporter: carol, it's fascinating how this began. somebody on facebook posted they thought that maybe christian bale should come here. then our affiliate started to hash tag on twitter, bail out aurora. and over 300 million people have used that hash tag to encourage cr christian bale to come here. but people have been so excited on
's biggest city and a boy's across continent plane ride with no passport or ticket. welcome to the "cnn newsroom" international. it is the u.s. versus france as well, and we are keeping an eye on that women's olympic soccer happening right now in london. hello, everyone, i'm fredricka whitfield in for suzanne malveaux, and we are taking you around the world in 60 minutes. >>> this is the scene in aleppo, syria, today. intense fighting between the rebel forces and government troops. the military is sending 2,000 more troops in an effort to retake the city. meanwhile, turkey announced, it is closing the border with syria, and thousands have fled across the border to escape the violence. the al qaeda-linked group known as the islamic state of iraq is claiming responsibility for the attack that killed and wounded hundreds of people this week alo alone. the group posted the claims online describing the attacks as a start of new state of jihad. monday was the deadliest day of the year. 103 people died in bombings and shootings throughout the country, and most of those targeted were shiite mus
, and as a commercial hub, it is a crucial city in the country's 16-month conflict. we are joined by cnn anchor hala gorani, and you can give us a better idea of how significant it would be to take control of a aleppo? >> well, it is extremely significant and probably as significant as damascus, which is the administrative capital of syria, but aleppo is the economic beating heart of the country. it is diverse and has more christians than damascus does. the rebels are in much closer to the center than they have ever been and that is what is important and interesting of what is going on and significant. you showed a google map with the citadel which is the 13th century medieval fort, and the rebels have reached the center of the old city which is one neighborhood there, and whether or not they keep the territory is another question, because now what everyone is bracing for is for the regular syrian army to come in, and we have heard of reports of fighter jets pounding the rebel strongholds, and now we might hear street to street battlesles betwethe regular syr army, and it will be bloody. >> it is fu
of health. you go on cnn.com. you'll see or story and it lists many of the hospitals involved. >> thank you. >>> a city is very much so on edge. the violence out of hand all over shootings by police. we're live if anaheim, next. >>> cal ripken's mother abducted by gun point. we're learning more about this incident for her. [ male announcer ] if you have to take care of legal matters. legalzoom has an easy and affordable option. you get quality services on your terms, with total customer support, backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. so go to legalzoom.com today and see for yourself. backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. [siri] sirianother busy day today.ke? are you serious? [siri] yes i'm not allowed to be frivolous. ah ok, move my 4 o'clock today to tomorrow. change my 11am to 2. [siri] ok marty, i scheduled it for today. is that rick? where's rick? [siri] here's rick. oh, no that's not rick. now, how's the traffic headed downtown? [siri] here's the traffic. ah, it's terrible, terrible! driver, driver! cut across, cut across, we'll never make it downtown this way. i like you siri, yo
obama at 49% to romney's 43%. that's a three percentage point increase from just last month. cnn's political director mark preston joins us now from washington, d.c. nice to have you with us this morning, mark. the poll shows the race is in a statistical dead heat. there are also bullet points that both candidates will find a bit concerning. can you share those details with us? >> sure, zoraida. i think we'll expect the horse race all the way up to november to stay this close. this is going to be one of those real, real tight presidential elections p. but, of course, there are certain bullet points that we focus on wn we're looking at these numbers. let's look at this number on the economy. the economy, issue number one in this election. what most voters will likely vote on come november. mitt romney has a six-point advantage over president obama right now when asked who has a better idea to improve the economy. very good news for the romney campaign up in boston when they see that number. however, out in chicago, you can see that the obama campaign can take solace in this number
were president, he would transition to afghan security forces by 2014. dana bash, cnn, reno, nevada." public opinion polls show more public support for obama on foreign policy. romney's leaves later this week for his trip to visit key u-s allies england, israel and poland. a georgia man spends the weekend in the hospital..after letting his friends... set him on fire! fire!the injuries he was treated for...and if charges will be filed. filed.and...is your home value rising?the cities that are bouncing back from the housing slump... next. ((break 3)) 3 home 3 home values are rising for the first time in five years. alison kosik tells us... if the worst is over. 3 --reporter pkg-as follows -- home values took a serious hit during the recession, but the worst may be over. home prices grew point-2-percent in the second quarter, compared to the same time last year. it may be a small increase, but this is the first positive move in five years. zillow, the real estate website that crunched the numbers says home prices seem to have hit bottom. that isn't a bad thing. the market needs to hit
for "time" magazine and the host of cnn's "fareed zakaria g.p.s." his book is now out in paper back. please welcome back to the program fareed zakaria! (cheers and applause) >> jon: the post-american world is now out in paper back. i happen to have the e-book of it. a wonderful read on an, book machine. (laughter) do you have an e-book machine? >> i do have an e-book mashine. i get royalties either way so i'm delighted. (laughter) >> jon: is that true? even if... because if it's on an e-book machine i assume it was just free. like e-books didn't count. >> no, no, it just means whoever was cutting down those trees and doing all that, they don't get the money. the content producer as we are called, we still do all right. >> jon: thank you for putting me in that category. (laughter) did you write this by yourself? were there no... >> well, you know.... >> jon: okay, then. >> couple guest writers. research assistants. >> jon: were you laying out any fore skins for anybody else? little buckets here and there? let me ask you a question. you know a lot about this stuff. i read your article about s
, parent company of cnn. >>> a woman named katie medley gave birth to a boy as her husband, caleb, a victim of the aurora sheet etheater shooting, the same hospital with a gunshot wound to the head. hugo jackson medley was born at 7:00 a.m. yesterday at the university of colorado hospital. caleb's brother spoke on behalf of the family. >> that's the way we describe it, as bittersweet. we were all looking forward to this. we were all excited about this. it is. it is a silver lining to a very dark cloud. but -- but we all know caleb. we know he's a fighter. we know he's not going to stay out of that child's life for any length of time. if he can avoid it. >> the face on that baby, such an amazing silver lining to the story. the medley family is said to be without health insurance and could face millions of dollars in medical bills. a fundraising website has been set up for the family at calebmedley.com. it's already raised more than $200,000. >> there seems to be a recuring theme. a lot of people do not have medical insurance. hopefully folks will be generous and kind. >>> seven minutes past
bears the scars. poppy harlow, cnn, aurora, colorado. >> kaylan seems amazing. says she either wants to be an actress or doctor. she said she didn't know what kind of doctor she'd want to be before this tragedy but now she wants to help people in the icu. alex sullivan died in theater nine. it was his 27th birthday. he'd gone to the film to celebrate. he was just two days shy of his first wedding anniversary. another young life cut far too short. his family began a frantic search. after hearing about the shooting, they rushed to the staging area for information. his father, tom sullivan, on friday, carried a photograph of his son. >> this is him. his name is alex sullivan. today is his birthday! >> alex with an "x"? >> yes. >> how old is alex? >> he's 27. we're looking for him. they don't have him on any list yet. >> he was at the movie? >> at the movie. >> at the movie to celebrate, as i said, his 27th birthday. earlier that night, here's what alex tweeted. oh, man, one hour till the movie and it's going to be the best birthday ever. alex did not survive theater number nine. i spoke
. a source who viewed the video from inside the apartment tells cnn it contained more than 30 home made green mads and ten gallons of gasoline meant to harm or kill anyone who entered. cnn's ed lavandera is "outfront" in aurora, colorado. ed? >> reporter: hi, john. we learned today that the judge in this case who is overseeing the criminal part of james holmes' criminal case has it moves forward, he did allow cameras in the courtroom as we documented and you saw yesterday for his initial hearing. but that judge has now made the decision the next time james holmes appears in a courtroom here in colorado, the cameras will not be allowed inside. and that hearing is scheduled for next monday. and as you mentioned, john, that's when prosecutors will begin laying out the criminal charges against james holmes. >> what more have you learned about the explosives in the holmes apartment? >> reporter: you know, investigators have been describing it as a sophisticated set-up that james holmes created inside the 800 square foot apartment where he was going to school. but law enforcement tells cnn there wa
crews, get our journalists inside syria. it's been frustrating for us here at cnn and the assad government has put the country under lock and key. with all of that in mind, ivan watson has entered northern syria. we'll speak with him live in a moment. talk to me about the gnificance of fighting in aleppo. >> it's the economic hub. it's the most populous city. aleppo has been a treating center. there you have a google map of aleppo. here i recognize right away is essentially the most famous land mark, the 13th century citadel. >> this is the creation. >> a very old city. by some accounts the oldest inhabited city in the world. >> we highlighted some of the areas in aleppo where the revolts have been breaking out. highlighting other areas in different neighborhoods where people have revolted. so far it's calm. i say that loosely because the government has come. >> some of the old neighborhoods very close to the center where you had free syrian army rebellions if full swing. e government knows how important it is to maintain a hold of damascus and aleppo. so far retaking control of
rare interview with admiral william mcraven. tomorrow, 4:00 p.m. eastern, only on cnn. that's it for me. thanks very much for watching. i'm wolf blitzer. "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, playing chicken with the fiscal cliff. today, the senate hit the gas and headed towards the edge. >>> and u.s. and russia at odds over whether officials have the right to confront some americans in their own homes. >>> new details are coming about the young man who police say shot and killed 12 people inside a colorado movie theater. >>> plus, one of the victims who was shot three times has just been released from the hospital and he's "outfront" tonight. >>> i'm john avlon in for erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, playing chicken with the fiscal cliff. today the senate appeared to take action on extending the bush era tax cuts. appeared being the keyword. senator majority leader mitch mcconnell announced he would not filibuster the measure. instead he allowed a straight up-or-down majority wins vote. the republican plan, extend the tax cuts for everyone. and pre
broke out. sources are telling cnn the siblings attempted to convince michael jackson's children to leave the home with them and paris and prince refused. katherine jackson was reported missing but later found in arizona. >>> green water and could you see this in the faucets in baltimore city. no need to worry. we'll explain why. >>> so right now in maryland, the temperature coming in at 70. clear skies but we have been tracking this complex of storms and diving down into north carolina now f you want to track the storms with us. make sure you down load our app. go to our app store. >>> and good morning. we're getting some issues coming in. 95 southbound as you approach 695. an accident. we'll confirm it coming up on good morning, maryland. [ male announcer ] we've made verizon fios even easier to switch to -- and even harder to resist. because now you can move up to fios with no annual contract required. for just $99.99 a month for a year, you'll get a fios triple play and our whole home solution, including a high-speed wireless router, plus a new multi-room dvr and hd set top b
. right now, cnn, we have pennsylvania leaning obama. but is this a real problem for the obama campaign? >> tast problem. but i must have the the worst timi timing. where's erin? >> i'm sorry to disappoint you. >> back to serious. this is a really big problem. as the attorney general said recently, this is almost like a poll tax because for many people who do not have photo id, who have to go in and register for photo id, get their driver's license or get their birth certificate, it's going to cost them money to get those documents before they go in to see the secretary of state. that's going to cause people a problem. if you're a poor or elderly person who doesn't have your document, this could be a huge impediment to you showing up and voting. >> it could be pblly. we had a heated discussion featuring a member of the gop leadership in pennsylvania making a claim in front of cameras about the impact of this voter id law. let's have a quick listen. >> voter id, which is going to allow governor romney to win the state of pennsylvania, done. [ applause ] >> so this on-camera statement plu
of romney overall. mitt romney overall, and take a look at the new cnn poll of polls and it is an average of three national surveys conducted over the last week and a half. it shows president obama at 47% and romney at 43%. the president is on his way right now to new orleans. he gives a speech tonight at the national urban league convention. the group is out with a study on how crucial african-american vo voter turnout will be in some key states. political director mark preston is joining us right now. and mark, how important for the president to not naturally assume that he has the african-american support, but to still work for that support. >> well, fredricka, no question that president obama will get the bulk if not all of the support of the african-americans come november, but the question is how many african-americans will actually come out and vote, and in what state. so when we talk about this, we are looking at specifically at four different states right now. we are looking at north carolina. we are looking at virginia. we are looking at florida. we are also looking at ohio. the
and mitt romney is what i'm trying to say, the new cnn poll of polls shows president obama with a lead over mitt romney, voters prefer him 47% to mitt romney's 43%. but the negative tone of the presidential campaign seems to be taking a toll on both candidates, a new poll from nbc news wall street journal shows 43% of the voters polled now have an unfavorable view of the president, that's up 38% in june. 40% have a negative view of mitt romney up one point. when they are asked which candidate is conducting a more negative campaign, 22% say president o obama, 34% say both sides are equally running negative campaigns, brings us to congressman, democrat from maryland. good morning to you. >> the polls show that the tone and the nastiness seems to be hurting both candidates. both are winning when it comes to campaigns perceived as negative. that would be a bad thing. a pollster who was interviewed said this is the kind of thing you expect come october, not in july. do you see a major downside to both campaigns in this? >> sure, i think the public are tired of the partisan politics and want to k
to holmes important. cnn is reporting it was boobie trapped with more than 30 handmade grenades, 10-gallons of gasolines and an array of trip wire. >>> and today in congress, a moment of silence for the victims. >>> former congresswoman gabriel giffords is scaling new heights. giffords and mark kelly traveled to the french alps. they're in europe to visit a laboratory that made equipment for the nasa international space station. >>> police are looking for a car shooting suspect. they say his name is kenyon thomas of oakland. he is armed and should be considered dangerous. >>> police arrest another suspect in connection with that shooting about 3:00 this morning. following a three hour stand off. two other suspects are also in custody. police say the four were involved in a ramming and then shooting of a chp patrol car on interstate 880 last saturday night. no one was hurt in that incident. >>> new at 10:00, a plan to build a massive tunnel under the delta and divert water from the sacramento river. governor brown is set to unveil it tomorrow. tonight, amber lee is in berkeley where the op
people and wounding 58 others. >>> also today authorities returned to holmes important. cnn is reporting it was boobie trapped with more than 30 handmade grenades, 10-gallons of gasolines and an array of trip wire. >>> and today in congress, a moment of silence for the victims. >>> former congresswoman gabriel giffords is scaling new heights. giffords and mark kelly traveled to the french alps. they're in europe to visit a laboratory that made equipment for the nasa international space station. >>> police are looking for a car shooting suspect. they say his name is kenyon thomas of oakland. he is armed and should be considered dangerous. >>> police arrest another suspect in connection with that shooting about 3:00 this morning. following a three hour stand off. two other suspects are also in custody. police say the four were involved in a ramming and then shooting of a chp patrol car on interstate 880 last saturday night. no one was hurt in that incident. >>> new at 10:00, a plan to build a massive tunnel under the delta and divert water from the sacramento river. governor brown is set
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developments is featured in numerous print and electronic media including "the new york times," cnn and "fortune" magazine. in this hearing in 2007, he published an article in a popular state taxpayer article entitled, wide the physical presence standard shouldn't go the way of personal jurisdiction. mr. henchman graduated with a degree in political science and a law degree from the george washington university. our last witnesses steve delbianco, executive director of netchoice, coalition of trade association that businesses and online consumers. i'll share goal of promoting convenience, choice and commerce on the internet. mr. delbianco is well-known for expertise on internet taxation and we look forward to his testimony on the subject today. mr. delbianco holds degrees in engineering economics from the university of pennsylvania and a business degree from ward. we welcome you -- the governor has arrived in the gentleman from tennessee is recognized to introduce as governor. >> thank you, mr. chairman. it is indeed my privilege to introduce the honorable bill hassell haslam. i thi
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